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International Financial Corporation (World Bank subdivision focusing on the private sector) on the preparation of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan:

Since most consultations took place during the winter months, a special focus was on enabling the most disadvantaged members of the local community, such as senior citizens, to attend. Vehicles were provided to those who needed them, and younger community members escorted the elderly. Where possible, the consultations were timed to start after the end of the days fishing trips. Time was allocated for the participants to share their problems and concerns. The organisers made sure that all those present were treated respectfully, and efforts were made to reach a consensus. As a result, the meetings turned out extremely long, but people felt that their presence mattered.

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Indigenous People Settlements

Map conveys the location of Sakhalin-2 facilities along with the location of the seven officially recognised [1] areas of traditional indigenous settlement on the island, viz.:

  • Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsky District
  • Nogliki District
  • Okha District
  • Poronaisk District
  • Smirnykh District
  • Tymovsk District
  • City of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

1 - As codified in Russian law (Decree No. 631-R, Government of the Russian Federation, 8 May 2009).

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Visit to "Prigorodnoye" production complex of Regional Council of Authorized representatives of Sakhalin Indigenous peoples, 20 December 2013

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Received the main award in the all-Russian Corporate Philanthropy Leaders contest in nomination The Best Programme for Corporate Philanthropy Policy and Companys Social Investments Principles

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First prize at the Far Eastern International Festival of Indigenous People